Health Education at GCC

Health Education supports this philosophy by enhancing independent thinking and quality decision-making in lifestyle choices. Health classes challenge the student to explore relevant issues related to Health as an Applied Science in a variety of fields and disciplines. The Health Department encourages the student to think and reevaluate aspects of his/her own beliefs and routines relating to his/her health habits. The curriculum of the Health Department is varied and contains classes that are A.A. and A.S. Degree applicable and transferable to the U.C. and C.S.U. systems. 

For further Information about our program, please contact the Kinesiology Division, Verdugo Gym, Room VG 110, (818) 240 1000 ext. 5377.

Health Course Description

Not all classes in all disciplines are offered every semester. See the Class Schedule or contact the Kinesiology Division office for offerings in the current semester.

NOTE For up-to-date course descriptions, please refer to the current GCC catalog.

HLTH 101

101
FIRST AID
1.0 Unit
HLTH 101 covers prevention and causes of accidents or sudden illness. It meets the requirements of the American Red Cross for certification in Community First Aid and CPR.

Lecture 1 hour.

Prerequisite: None.

Course Typically Offered: Winter/ Spring/Summer/Fall.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC.

HLTH 102

102
STANDARD FIRST AID AND CPR
3.0 Units
HLTH 102 covers the proper care for emergencies involving adults, children and infants. Students gain the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced medical help arrives. The course includes first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED), injury management, and disease transmission prevention. This course meets the requirements of the American Red Cross for certification in First Aid/CPR/AED school and community.

Lecture/Demonstration 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Course Typically Offered: Winter/Spring/Summer/ Fall.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC. (C-ID KIN 101)

HLTH 104

104
HEALTH EDUCATION
3.0 Units
HLTH 104 covers current issues in health and their eff ects upon the quality of human life. The course emphasizes the holistic approach to health and wellness and explores the latest concepts in nutrition, disease prevention, mental health and stress management, sexual relationships and lifestyles, drug use and abuse, and consumer and environmental health issues. Instruction focuses on individual responsibility for wellness, cultural diversity, and effective interpersonal communication. Note: This course may not be taken for credit by students who have completed HLTH 106 or PSYCH 111.

Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 189 or ESL 133 or equivalent.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 120 or ESL 151, and completion of LIB 190.

Course Typically Offered: Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC.

HLTH 106

106
WOMEN’S HEALTH EDUCATION
3.0 Units
HLTH 106 explores the various dimensions of health as they relate to women, with an emphasis on personal and social concerns of women’s past and present health trends. Topics explored include disease development, fitness and nutrition, substance abuse, reproductive health, and age-associated changes. A preventive care approach is taken for promotion of lifetime wellness and enhanced quality of life. The holistic model of wellness is examined with exploration of psychological, physiological, and social barriers to women’s health. This course is open to students of all genders.

Note: This course may not be taken for credit by students who have completed HLTH 104 or PSYCH 111.

Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 189 or ESL 133 or equivalent.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 120 or ESL 151, and completion of LIB 190.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/ Spring.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

HLTH 128

128
NUTRITION FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS AND DISEASE PREVENTION
3.0 Units
HLTH 128 examines the relationship between nutrition, physical fitness and disease risk in various populations. The impact of food choices on body physiology is explored as it pertains to disease risk and exercise performance. The process of metabolism as a means toward energy production for physical activity and weight management is discussed. Other topics covered include specifics of nutrition labeling, eating disorders, body composition, fitness guidelines, and ergogenic aids.

Lecture 3 hours.

Recommended Preparation: BIOL 115 or equivalent.

Course Typically Offered: Fall.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC.

Health Course Outlines & SLO
Health Student Learning Outcome

Health Student Learning Outcome (SLO)